January 19, 2018 – Governor Martinez gave her State of the State address at the Roundhouse on Tuesday. The event marked the beginning of the 30-day legislative session and the start of her final year in office. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel examine the standout points in the Governor’s speech, and look carefully at the Governor’s summation of her efforts on education.
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Sophie Martin, attorney
Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management
December 29, 2017 – Gene Grant and a special panel of local journalists continue the countdown of the top stories of 2017 this week. In fifth place, according to the opinion of producers and panelists, is New Mexico’s plan for education reform under the Every Student Succeeds Act. They also discuss a lawsuit that went to trial this year that alleges the state is not providing adequate funding for all students. And the panelists talk about battles over science standards and end-of-year teaching assessments.